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My only comment is that when looking for a 1911 9mm Colt was the only one that in "some" models did NOT have a ramped barrel and that is something I really wanted. I would up with a Kimber and while my Dan Wesson and Sigs in 1911 .45 are better than my Kimber .45's IMO the 9mm has been outstanding.
 

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9mm officer 1911

I have a STI escort in 9mm very good gun , had 4 years, no problems my friend bought a Rugger officer, half price of mine, gun shoots poa, no problems. I am very impressed. You should take a look.
 

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I got a 9mm Valkyrie CCO for a steal a while back, makes a fantastic CCW. Light, easy to carry accurate and shoots well.
 

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Springfield Armory has a RO Compact in 9mm that I have been looking at. It has a 4 in bull barrel compact grip and a lightweight aluminum frame. Have seen these priced around $700 and get good reviews. Have not found one locally that I can check out but I am looking.
 

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I'm not sure if it comes in a commander size or if it is still available. But a little advertised Kimber Aegies is a purpose made 1911 9mm that has always received great reviews but somehow gotten lost in the buying 9mm 1911's. This is NOT a .45 1911 made to shoot 9mm but designed from step only for 9mm.
 

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I'm not sure if it comes in a commander size or if it is still available. But a little advertised Kimber Aegies is a purpose made 1911 9mm that has always received great reviews but somehow gotten lost in the buying 9mm 1911's. This is NOT a .45 1911 made to shoot 9mm but designed from step only for 9mm.
And you can get the Aegis from Kimber with milling for a red dot and cowitnessed sights. For around $900.00.

Plus the price of an RMR of course (~$200.00 for a Vortex Venom). I've been serious thinking about buying one of these if for no other reason than to decide if I want to pay another grand to have Wilson mill an RMR on my carry gun after using the Aegis for a while.
 

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Nobody mentioned the Ruger Officers model, I have one in 45, rugged, reliable, accurate, backed by great customer service, 2/3 the price of Dan Wesson, Spfld EMP4, Sig C3, etc. Ruger makes terrific 1911s in 45 and 9mm, steel frame or alloy. You cannot go wrong with a Ruger.
I have two, would bet my life on either of them. OBTW, I traded a Rock Island for the Ruger.
 

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So I want a new EDC 1911 in 9mm
These are my requirements

Aluminum frame, officer size.
Chambered in 9mm, 4.25" barrel.

Only thing I can find is a Rock Island Armory CCO .... I would really want something a little higher quality.
Described a SA RO Elite Champion to a tea.
 

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As others have observed, hard to do better for what you wish (4.25 and Officer height and 9mm) than a Valkyrie. Have had three through: one attached Venom to the rear with milling slide rear of rear sight and is being shot in Bullseye ! by strength challenged competitor; one is being shot with William's Firesights in IDPA; and one rests new in box for a new family. The current offering by Dan Wesson is less polished, but less expensive.
 

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So I want a new EDC 1911 in 9mm
These are my requirements

Aluminum frame, officer size.
Chambered in 9mm, 4.25" barrel.

Only thing I can find is a Rock Island Armory CCO .... I would really want something a little higher quality.
Sorry to see you want it in such a puny cartridge. Good to see that you know to stay away from RIA stuff.

Everyone makes really good ones: Wilson, Baer, Nighthawk, Brown. However, if you have small hands like me, the latter company does not make one w/ the undercut where the grip meets the trigger guard, so Brown is a non-starter for me.
Agreed, save the 9mm for pocket rockets. 1911’s are meant for .45 and .38 S! I suppose using aluminum makes 9mm 1911 worthy. I can’t imagine using aluminum for a 1911 personally. For a modular 2011 grip it makes sense.
 

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This will only help you to identify the difference in similar 1911's. A 4" to a 4.250" barrel is a commander and they have a gov't size grip (3 1/16" between grip screws)...Officers (also called defenders with 3" barrel) are 3" to 3 1/2" barrels and shorter grips (2 11/16 between grip screws). I've built several of each in 9 mm and 45 acp and it's a matter of which one you fall in love with. Because I build them, I can go inexpensive, tune'em up to make cheapness run like a sewing machine. If you don't do that, get a good brand name...one is just as good as another because everybody uses CNC machines to make the guns, the high, price is how their smiths tune them and make them slick and reliable out of the box. Springfield makes an EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol) in 9 mm, watch Hickok 45 on YouTube do an audit on the gun with a lot of shooting...it's got what you want. It's strictly 9 mm and the mags aren't standard size 1911 mags (not interchangeable), but you'll probably like it for the aluminum frame / 10 round mags, without being extended below the grip / slim grips / bull barrel and good looking plus a fiber-optic front sight. My two cents.
 
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